Well I finally got it home. I was torn on which brand to get and I decided to stay with DC. I could'nt be happier, this mower ( 24hp Generac, 50"deck) absolutley rocks. The improvments they have made comparing it to my 13 year old coatsville classic is unbeleavable. Anyone considering a new zero turn for there personal use should test drive one of these. Built like a tank and the most bang for your buck. I know some will no doubt want to debate that but let me tell ya, its my mower and my opinion and this thing mows like a dream, right down to stripping perfectly even without a kit.